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txt2tags - text formatting and conversion tool
txt2tags [options] [FILE...]
txt2tags reads a text file with minimal markup and convert it to: ASCII Art, AsciiDoc, Creole, DocBook, DokuWiki, Google Code Wiki, HTML, LaTeX, Lout, MagicPoint, Man page, MoinMoin, PageMaker, Plain Text, PmWiki, SGML, Wikipedia and XHTML. This man page was created by txt2tags from a simple text file. The same text file is also converted to HTML for the online version of this manual. ONE source, MULTI targets - http://txt2tags.org
Headers First 3 lines of the source file Title = words = Numbered title + words + Comment % comments Separator line -----------------------... Strong line =======================... Image [filename.jpg] Link [label url] Bold **words** Italic //words// Underline __words__ Strike --words-- Monospaced ``words`` Raw ""words"" Tagged ''words'' Paragraph words Quote <TAB>words List - words Numbered list + words Definition list : words Table | cell1 | cell2 | cell3... Verbatim line ``` words Raw line """ words Tagged line ''' words Verbatim block ``` lines ``` Raw block """ lines """ Tagged block ''' lines '''
--art-chars=PATTERN Define PATTERN as the pattern of characters used to compose the ASCII Art decorations, in the following order: corner, border, side, bar1, bar2, level2, level3, level4, level5. The default pattern value is +-|-==-^". This option is only used by the ASCII Art target. -C, --config-file=FILE Read configuration from the external file FILE. The configuration must be on the %!keyword:value format. See SETTINGS section for details. --css-sugar Improves the generated HTML/XHTML code to be used with CSS files. Tag attributes are removed, presentation tags are avoided, header is composed by H1, H2 and H3 tags, new DIVs are created: #header, #body, .toc. --css-inside Insert CSS file contents inside HTML/XHTML headers. Use --style to specify a CSS file to be read. --dump-config Print all the configuration found and exit. --dump-source Print the document source, with includes (%!include) expanded. --encoding=CODE Set the character set (file encoding) used by the source document to CODE. Examples are UTF-8 and iso-8859-1. --gui Invoke Graphical Tk Interface. -h, --help Print help information and exit. -H, --no-headers Suppress header and footer from the output. Only the contents (body) will be shown. --headers Show header and footer in the output. Default is ON. --height=NUM Set the output's height to NUM rows. This option is only used by the ASCII Art target, when also using --slides. -i, --infile=FILE Set FILE as the input file name, the source document. Use '-' to read the sources from the STDIN. --mask-email Hide emails from spam robots. Removes @ and dots. The address email@example.com turns to <foo (a) bar com>. -n, --enum-title Turn on automatic numbering for titles. They will be prefixed by 1, 1.1, 1.1.1, ... --no-dump-config Cancel the --dump-config action. --no-dump-source Cancel the --dump-source action. --no-encoding Clear the encoding setting. --no-enum-title Turn off the automatic numbering for titles. --no-infile Clear all the previous infile declarations. --no-targets Cancel the --targets action. --no-mask-email Turn off the email masking feature. --no-outfile Clear the previous outfile declaration. --no-quiet Show messages, turning off the --quiet option. --no-rc Do not read the user configuration file ~/.txt2tagsrc. --no-slides Turn off the slides feature. --no-style Clear all the style settings. --no-toc Remove the Table of Contents from the output. --no-toc-only Turn off the --toc-only action. -o, --outfile=FILE Set FILE as the output file name. Use '-' to send the results to STDOUT. -q, --quiet Quiet mode. Suppress all output, except errors. --rc Read the user configuration file ~/.txt2tagsrc. Default is ON. --slides Format output as presentation slides. This option is only used by the ASCII Art target. --style=FILE Use FILE as the document's style file. Used to define CSS files for HTML/XHTML documents and packages for LaTeX. This option can be used multiple times to include multiple files. -t, --target=TYPE Set the output document format to TYPE. Some popular types are: html, xhtml, tex, man, txt. Use the --targets option to see all the available formats. --targets Print a list of all the available targets and exit. --toc Include an automatic Table of Contents (TOC) to the output, between the Header and the Body. You can also specify the TOC position using the %%TOC macro. --toc-level=NUM Set the maximum TOC level to NUM. All titles deeper than NUM will not be included in the Table of Contents. --toc-only Print the Table of Contents and exit. -v, --verbose Print informative messages during conversion. This option can be used multiple times to increase the number of messages shown. -V, --version Print program version and exit. --width=NUM Set the output's width to NUM columns. This option is only used by the ASCII Art target.
The source files are usually identified by the .t2t extension (such as myfile.t2t). You may have three areas inside your sources: Header (optional) The first three lines of the file. Leave the first line blank if you don't need headers. Used for document title, author, version and date information. Settings (optional) Begins right after the Header (4th or 2nd line) and ends when the Body area starts. Used for settings (configurations) in the %!keyword:value format. Body Begins at the first valid text line (not comment or setting) after the Header area and goes until the end of the document. Used for the document contents.
Settings let you customize txt2tags, they're similar to options. They can be used at: source document's Settings area, ~/.txt2tagsrc file, external file called with --config-file. %!target Set the output format, just like --target. Example: %!target: html %!options(target) Set the default options to each target. You must use the command line options. Example: %!options(html): --toc --toc-level 3 --css-sugar %!includeconf Include configurations from an external file into the current, just like --config-file. Example: %!includeconf: myconfig.t2t %!style Set a style file for the document, just like --style. Can be used multiple times. Example: %!style: colors.css %!encoding Set the character set used by the document, just like --encoding. Example: %!encoding: UTF-8 %!preproc Input search/replace filter used to change the Body of the source document BEFORE any parsing by txt2tags. Search uses Python regular expressions. Example: %!preproc: "JJS" "John J. Smith" %!postproc Output search/replace filter used to change the generated document AFTER all the txt2tags processing. Search uses Python regular expressions. Example: %!postproc(html): "<B>" "<STRONG>" If the same keyword appears more than once, the last found will be the one used (except: options, preproc and postproc, which are cumulative). Invalid keywords are ignored. The parsing order is: ~/.txt2tagsrc, source document's Config area, --config-file option.
Commands perform tasks during conversion time. They must be placed at the source document's Body. %!csv: file.csv Includes an external CSV file as a table. %!include: file.t2t Includes a txt2tags file in the document. %!include: ``file.txt`` Includes a text file (verbatim) in the document. %!include: ''file.html'' Includes an already tagged file in the document.
Macros are handy shortcuts to insert dynamic contents in your document. They must be placed at the source document's Body. Except %%toc, all macros can be customized with special directives, like %Y and %f. See the txt2tags User Guide for details. %%date Insert the current date. The default format is %%date(%Y%m%d), which gives YYYYMMDD. %%infile Insert the source file path. The default format is %%infile(%f). Useful for footer links like [See source %%infile]. %%mtime Insert the source file modification time. The default format is %%date(%Y%m%d), which gives YYYYMMDD. %%outfile Insert the output file path. The default format is %%outfile(%f). Useful for self mentioning like "This is the manpage.man file". %%toc Specifies where the Table of Contents will be placed. You can even use it multiple times. Note that you must also use the --toc option.
txt2tags -t html file.t2t Convert to HTML, saving to file.html. txt2tags -t html -o - file.t2t Convert to HTML, sending results to STDOUT. txt2tags -t html --toc file.t2t Convert to HTML, including automatic Table Of Contents. txt2tags -t html --toc --toc-level 2 -n file.t2t Convert to HTML, with a two level Table of Contents and numbered titles. txt2tags --toc-only file.t2t Just show the Table of Contents, no conversion is done. txt2tags -t html --css-sugar --style base.css --style ui.css file.t2t Convert to HTML, preparing the resulting code to be used with CSS, and also include calls to two external CSS files. txt2tags -t art --slides --width 80 --height 25 -o - file.t2t | more Create ASCII Art presentation slides, ready to be shown in a 80x25 terminal screen/window. (echo ; echo "**bold**") | txt2tags -t html -H - Handy one-liner for quick tests using STDIN. txt2tags -t html -o - file.t2t | tidy > file.html Send results to STDOUT, then fine tune the code with an external program before saving the output file.
~/.txt2tagsrc Default user configuration file.
T2TCONFIG If non-null, sets the full pathname for the default user configuration file.
Aurelio Jargas <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Copyright (C) 2001-2010 Aurelio Jargas, GNU GPL v2 Aug, 2010 TXT2TAGS(1)